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Glaciologist Jason Box at COP21 talking about rising temperatures and their effect on sea levels

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Duncan Stewart spoke to Prof Jason Box in Paris during COP21. This is the first part of an extended interview where they discuss the realities of climate change and the stark future facing us if we don't decarbonize now. Watch the full episode of Eco Eye from COP21 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR1WM6_akG4 For more information on this interview or our episode, see below: Jason Box: Find out more about his work here: http://darksnow.org Great documentary on Greenland with Jason Box here: http://bit.ly/234eH5B NASA press briefing from August 2015 on sea level rise (3 feet): http://bit.ly/1neZ2Qw http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-science-zeros-in-on-ocean-rise-how-much-how-soon Climate Central interactive sea level rise map to see how IRE may be affected under future scenarios http://bit.ly/1RjBvdA Increasing Sea Level Rise Globally The annual rate of rise over the past 20 years (3.2 mm a year), is roughly twice the average speed of the preceding 80 years: http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-sea-level-rise/ A 2015 study published in the journal Nature Climate Change indicates that their GMSL data set indicates an acceleration in sea-level rise, larger than the twentieth-century acceleration: http://bit.ly/1NFS96h Storm Frequency in Ireland and UK UK Met Office find links between climate change and recent storms: http://bit.ly/1nf8x1T 2013 Met Eireann report - Ireland’s Climate: the Road Ahead finds that in winter and spring, storm wave heights are likely to increase; winters are expected to become wetter with increases of up to 14% in precipitation under the high emission scenarios by mid-century; the frequency of heavy precipitation events during winter shows notable increases of up to 20%; and Changes in precipitation are likely to have significant impacts on river catchment hydrology: http://bit.ly/1YEToV7 Ray McGrath of Met Eireann highlighted during a presentation at a Teagasc Conference in 2013, that climate has become wetter, between the period 1941 and 2010, with a 5% increase in mean annual rain in recent decades and evidence of increase in frequency of very wet days: http://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2013/3039/RayMcGrath.pdf
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